What Should I Do after Being Involved in a Pedestrian Accident?

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You may be looking to recover financial compensation if you have been recently injured in a pedestrian accident due to no fault of your own. To begin this process, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Our firm is prepared to take not your case today. Give us a call to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. Continue reading to learn the most common causes of pedestrian accidents and the steps to take that will set you up for a successful personal injury claim.

What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Florida?

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers acting negligently behind the wheel. Some of the most common negligent driving acts that lead to pedestrian accidents include the following:

  • Reckless driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Use of electronic devices
  • Irresponsible speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while tired or fatigued

However, other factors may also play a part in pedestrian accidents including the following road and weather conditions:

  • Poor visibility
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Potholes
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Closed sidewalks
  • Construction

If you believe that road conditions are a prominent factor in your accident, you may want to look into filing a claim against a municipality for its failure to keep up with road maintenance.

What should I do after being involved in an accident?

Take the following steps after being injured in an accident:

  1. Call 911. The police will conduct a report and bring medical attention to the scene to treat any injuries sustained.
  2. Seek medical attention immediately.
  3. After you have been treated, collect any medical documentation relating to the accident. These documents should state the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
  4. Collect witnesses’ contact information including their name, email, and phone number.
  5. Take photos and videos of the scene.
  6. Take photos of your injuries.
  7. Reach out to an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve.

What is the statute of limitations for pedestrian accident claims in Florida?

The statute of limitations for pedestrian accident claims is generally four years in Florida This means that you will have four years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your personal injury claim by hiring an experienced attorney who will walk you through the claims filing process. Failure to file within this period of time may result in you being barred from suing. Reach out to our knowledgeable personal injury attorney today to get started.

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